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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Absentee voting, in person

City Clerk opens polls for absentee voters this weekend

by Sam Inglot

Wednesday, Oct. 24 — City of Lansing voters who can’t make it to the polls on Nov. 6 can vote by absentee ballot in person this weekend. 


Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said on Sunday, people who qualify for an absentee ballot can vote in-person from noon to 4 p.m. at 2500 S. Washington Ave. If you’d like to vote, Swope wrote in a press release that you should walk to the back of the building and enter through the double doors.


“I know the weekdays that we’re usually open (on Election Day) aren’t always convenient for everyone,” Swope said. “I thought it would be good for voters since we don’t have early voting in Michigan. It’s an additional opportunity for voters to get to the polls.”


Voters can fill out an absentee ballot if they:

  • Are 60 years old or older.
  • Are physically unable to make it to the polls without assistance.
  • Expect not to be in town on the day of the election. 
  • Are unable to vote on Election Day for religious reasons. 
  • Are in jail awaiting arraignment or trial.  


The South Washington Office Complex will also be open Nov. 3, the Saturday before the election, for additional absentee voters. For more information, call the City Clerk’s Office at 517-483-4133.

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